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Applying to Large Metropolitan Hospital

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by NewGradBSN22 NewGradBSN22 (New) New

Fellow RNs (especially Nurse Recruiters)...

I am a soon to be BSN Graduate and I've started looking at jobs. I'm moving to NYC after graduation and have a question about navigating the job market. A lot of the organizations I've looked at have multiple hospitals in different parts of the city, and have TONS of job postings. My question is:

Is it ok to apply to multiple postings at the same location or does this look bad to potential employers?

Also same question in regards to applying to multiple sites through the same hospital network, is it frowned upon to apply to jobs at all of the employer's different locations?

-Thanks for the advice!

turnforthenurse, MSN, NP

Specializes in ER, progressive care. Has 7 years experience.

In regards to your second question, I don't think so. That's what I did when I was job searching when I moved to the suburbs within a large city. My suggestion, though - try to figure out where you are going to work first and then move within the area to avoid a horrible commute. That's what I did...I didn't want to live on one side of the city and then have to commute all the way to the other side.

I know NYC has public transportation but you'll also need to plan for when that closes and forget driving within the city. I haven't lived in NYC but I have visited many times! Just my 2 cents.

Good luck on the job search!

I've also been wondering about how people go about contacting nurse recruiters or if it's even a good idea to try and reach out to one? Through Googling you can usually find one on linked in, but I'm not sure how they feel about strangers reaching out to them (do they get sick of this, or is it a good idea)?

Follow up, any advice on how not to sound like an a desperate idiot? As a new grad I'm sure I could be happy on most types of units, and I know I would learn a lot of great skills in any environment...but most of all I just want that first job so I'm not really picky about where I end up to start.

turnforthenurse, MSN, NP

Specializes in ER, progressive care. Has 7 years experience.

I've also been wondering about how people go about contacting nurse recruiters or if it's even a good idea to try and reach out to one? Through Googling you can usually find one on linked in, but I'm not sure how they feel about strangers reaching out to them (do they get sick of this, or is it a good idea)?

Follow up, any advice on how not to sound like an a desperate idiot? As a new grad I'm sure I could be happy on most types of units, and I know I would learn a lot of great skills in any environment...but most of all I just want that first job so I'm not really picky about where I end up to start.

I have had recruiters contact me on LinkedIn in regards to job opportunities...so I don't see why you couldn't do the same, honestly. I would first see if there are any openings posted on the website of the company you are applying for instead of just contacting them and inquiring about any openings. Send them your resume and tell them you look forward to speaking to them about the opportunity. Just don't do all of your communication the ought LinkedIn.

I'm actually in contact with a recruiter at the moment who again found me via LinkedIn. We're now communicating through email and I have a phone interview coming up with them.

Good luck!